HOW TO GROW VEGETABLES

Vegetables can be just as interesting to grow as flowers and a well-kept vegetable garden can be as attractive, to the eye of the gardener, as any flower border. This attractiveness can be increased by adopting the old-fashioned practice of laying out the vegetable garden as a pattern formed by geometrically shaped and arranged beds. … Read more

Preparing Salads Through The Seasons

Salads are marvellous. Everyone knows about their nutritional value but, using a few basic dressings, you can provide everything from a refreshing, palate-cleansing finish to a dinner, to a meal which is satisfying, varied and complete in itself. Spring Buy early-crop, thin-skinned new potatoes. Scrub and boil for 10-12 minutes in salted water, with sprigs … Read more

How To Grow Lettuce

There are three types of lettuce, the cabbage, cos and loose leaf. Choice may be determined by personal taste, some people liking the crispness of the cos, while others prefer the softness of the cabbage and loosetleaf types. Soil must be rich and well prepared to encourage quick growth. Manure or compost should be worked … Read more